Thoughtfulness Thursday: Mommyhood Isn't Glamorous II

I love when I find a blog post that relates so well to my life that I could have written it myself. This is that article: ...more

Mom, do you feel Bullied?

Moms, this is for you if you're fed up with people judging and criticizing your parenting.  You know, making you feel like crap about yourself and even your kids.   I've actually been hired just to help parents cope with this ... imagine how bad it is for that to happen :(....more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Mommyhood Isn't Glamorous

I think I'll be making Thursdays a day that I will switch out Thrifty Thursday and Thoughtfulness (what used to be on Tuesdays). This blog is every evolving, so bear with me as I figure out what works best for me and what my readers prefer (if you have a preference, let me know!)....more

Thoughtfulness Thursday: Growing Up

You know when you pray really hard for something for your child and you really want it? Well, I've been praying for months that E would get into this church school (3 half days/week) next year. I really want him to have the social interaction and to thrive. I also think he needs structure, because let's be honest we don't have assigned times for things (other than lunch and nap). To continue reading, visit: Xo,J...more

Time for Mommy to Hide

Don’t get me wrong, I love being a mom and I absolutely love being a wife. But, sometimes… We as mothers need time to hide, breathe, or go for a run. When I get the chance (when my Husband get’s home)… I like to grab a glass of chardonnay, pick a nail polish color to do my nails, sit on the floor, light a fresh scented candle, and lock my self in the bathroom....more

Hot Cocoa Mama Style

Ahh December… Just saying that word makes me instantly think of the smell of pine or apple cinnamon, the colors red and green, Christmas lights & music, all the awesome Christmas movies that play that make me all giddy,  all the temporary delish coffee creamers and so much more including making me want to drink hot cocoa (yes only in December do I crave this stuff!)! ...more

Homemade baby food :: Pears edition

 Baby girl is starting out on solids now, so that means I get to make baby food again! {Another hobby of mine} Today I decided to make pears. Partly because they're watery and will do well in a blender.. our bullet thing broke which was the only thing I had found that would properly puree the thicker foods like potato and avocado. Could be just me and my blender too, I might just have to figure it out. :) So......more

The Mommy Uniform: Yes, You Can Make It Stylish!

There is one thing all moms eventually succumb to: The Mommy Uniform. We have all seen the generation before us rock the mom jeans and probably convinced ourselves we would never give in to such a thing. Well, we have... or will. And while the stained sweatpants will most likely be the weapon of choice for the stay-at-home mom, us working mommies have to be a little more discreet about it. Now something as magical as The Mommy Uniform doesn’t just happen overnight. It’s a process. Let me walk you through it. ...more
@Burquebyrd I still rock my silk tops now and then, but I pack it with me in the morning, put it ...more

Race to the Finish Line

Being a mommy to a beautiful and thriving 9-month old girl is wonderfully fulfilling, but being a mommy, juggling a full-time course load in college while maintaining a home, working, and trying to stay sane is utterly exhausting! As a senior, I am taking my final courses before graduating with my Bachelor's degree in December. I am racing towards the finish-line, so close to reaching my goal…I can feel my diploma already!...more